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In an effort to be fair, here is the library boosters’ best presentation of their case for a new main library downtown. It’s a video produced several years ago but still prominent on the city’s website discussing the project. Just remember that the estimates of both the cost and the commencement of construction are completely inaccurate.
Discuss amongst yourselves. I’m hoping to have a great discussion on Thursday and Friday about the design of the building. If you’re an architect or an edifice enthusiast of some kind and would like to participate, shoot me an e-mail. Of all the things about this project that have made me skeptical, the design isn’t one of them. I kind of like the dome, perhaps you can convince me otherwise.